Ranch Technician / Gallatin Farm Grazier needed in Montana

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Turner Ranches - Flying D Ranch

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Gallatin Gateway, MT
Job Type
Full Time
Commensurate with experience
Date Posted
October 24, 2023
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Employer: Turner Enterprises Management, LLC
Supervisory Position: No
Job Title: Ranch Technician I – Gallatin Farm Grazier
Uses Time & Attendance: No
Location: Gallatin Gateway, Montana
Division: Flying D Ranch
Home Department: Farm (01)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Type: Full Time / Benefits Eligible
Housing Provided: Yes


Turner Ranches are collectively known as the largest and most progressive bison operation in the world. We stand at the forefront of research, innovation, conservation, and production in the bison industry. Our mission statement “To manage Turner Lands in an economically and ecologically sustainable manner while conserving native species and habitats” provides a solid foundation for how we exercise balanced stewardship of the land while integrating conservation and commerce. We are passionate about improving land health and diversity through innovative grazing practices and conservation management. Our Ranches are the model for sustainable ranching practices throughout the western United States. Low-stress livestock handling is an important component of how we promote the ethical and moral treatment of our animals. Our diverse team consists of veterinary, wildlife biology, ecology, range management, ranch management and hospitality professionals who provide a unique balance of knowledge and insight into the balanced management of the properties. We provide an atmosphere in which our employees can grow and progress through work experience, training, and community involvement. If you are passionate about sustainable ranching and conservation, come help us make a difference and be part of something great!


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The Flying D Ranch is a spectacular property located in southwest Montana, minutes from Bozeman, MT straddling the Gallatin and Madison Rivers. The property operates as a working ranch managed for the production of bison, hay and crops, all managed with a conservation minded approach. A 115,000-acre Ranch, the Flying D ranges from steep, forested land on the south end, to rolling meadows in the central portion, to high-rolling bench topography on the north end. A good habitat for a variety of native wildlife, the Flying D is home to established populations of mule deer, white-tailed deer, Rocky Mountain elk, Rocky Mountain gray wolf, Shiras moose, bear and mountain lions, among others. The Flying D Ranch also boasts excellent native trout and grayling fisheries in its rivers and streams. Recreational opportunities abound for all employees on the Ranch.


The Ranch Technician I / Grazier will assist with several support functions on the Gallatin unit farming and bison enterprises of the Ranch. This position will help to operate and maintain the irrigation infrastructure on the Ranch while also holding the primary responsibility for grazing bison and maintaining fence and stockwater on the Gallatin Farm. This position will gain irrigation experience in wheel lines, center pivots, pumps, and motors.

The Ranch Technician I / Grazier will plan and execute a regenerative and adaptive grazing plan focusing on the Gallatin Farm acres and surrounding rangelands. The position will be instrumental to the operation and maintenance of the farm and construction equipment, buildings, and facilities.

As a Ranch Technician I / Grazier, the job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Operate and maintain irrigation systems, including wheel lines and center pivot.
  • Repair irrigation equipment and stockwater infrastructure, including pumps, small engines, plumbing and three-phase electrical circuits.
  • Collaborate with management staff to create and execute an annual ranch-wide grazing plan.
  • Assist in completion and execution of an adaptive and regenerative grazing plan for the Gallatin Farm and surrounding rangelands.
  • Extensive use of electric fence to execute the Gallatin Farm adaptive grazing plan.
  • Use low-stress stockmanship to handle intensively managed bison grazing.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improved regenerative outcomes through innovative grazing or farming practices.
  • Assist in range, hay/crop and soil recording and monitoring activities.
  • Maintain lawn and landscaping at various building locations.
  • Maintain, build, and repair fences and gates.
  • Winter snow removal at specified Company structures and residences.
  • Perform cutting and welding for repair and fabrication of tools and equipment.
  • Perform general Ranch work.
  • Assist with bison moves around the Ranch, working in assigned positions while weighing or processing bison throughout the year.
  • Safely operate and maintains vehicles, tractors, and heavy equipment with various attachments.
  • Safely operate ATVs and UTVs.
  • Participate in ranch safety programs.
  • Safely haul and back bumper pull and gooseneck trailers.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This job does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Core Competencies:

  • Initiative/Gumption/Adaptability
  • Independent Regenerative/Adaptive Grazing Planning and Execution
  • Stockmanship and Low-Stress Livestock Handling
  • Operation and Maintenance of Common Irrigated Farm Machinery and Equipment
  • Openness to New Ideas (non-traditional techniques of ranch management)

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; works well alone.
  • Project Management – Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.
  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism – Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Can be relied upon to successfully execute on plans.
  • Confidentiality – Occasional contact with owner and guests.


Company-provided accommodations will include an unfurnished single-family housing with all basic kitchen and laundry appliances. Utilities included are as follows: propane, electric and water with a communal trash disposal site.


A minimum of an associate degree in an agriculture field or equivalent professional experience is required. An understanding or background in irrigation equipment, farming/ranching, and mechanical experience is highly preferred.


The employee must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. The employee must be able to write routine reports and correspondence.


The employee must be able to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. The employee must be able to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


The employee must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.


If position requires operation of a vehicle, the employee must possess a valid Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment. The employee’s driving record must meet the standards and requirements of the Company and the Company’s insurance carrier.


  • The employee must adhere to Company and Ranch policies and procedures which are included in the Company’s Employee Handbook.
  • The employee must present documentation establishing both identity and employment authorization within three days of hire, pursuant to federal law.
  • The employee must provide own means of transportation to travel from Ranch location to local town for personal needs.
  • The Company operates as a drug free/smoke free workplace. Smoking is not allowed on the Ranch property, including but not limited to, Ranch housing, Ranch vehicles, Ranch offices or on Ranch machines.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, dig with various tools, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must be able to ride ATV / UTV for extended periods of time on uneven, rough terrain, and occasionally on roads and flat terrain while performing ranch duties. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to perform physical labor for extended periods of time.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position is located in a remote location. A ranch radio will be provided for communication and is required every day for work.

*In accordance with applicable law, the Company will reasonably accommodate any disabled individual who requests an accommodation that will allow him/her to perform the essential job duties or functions of his/her position. Accommodation inquires must be made to the Company’s Human Resources Department for consideration.”

Turner Enterprises Management, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Smoke Free/Drug-Free Workplace.


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